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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES BY NICK WARBURTON
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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES

BY NICK WARBURTON

Formed in April 1966, The Buffalo Springfield was one of the seminal bands of the 1960s. Only together for two years, the group recorded three landmark albums and enjoyed a top 10 US hit with “For What It’s Worth”, before splitting on 5 May 1968.

The group’s original line up comprised singer/songwriter and guitarists, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay, bass player Bruce Palmer and drummer/singer Dewey Martin.

Prior to the band’s formation, Stills and Furay had worked together in New York folk-rock ensemble, The Au Go Go Singers during 1964-1965, while Young and Palmer had met in Toronto R&B outfit, The Mynah Birds in January 1966, before travelling to Los Angeles in March and meeting Stills and Furay to form the core of the group. Martin had the longest pedigree and was playing with bluegrass outfit, The Dillards before completing the line up.

Over the next two years (during early-mid 1967 and early-mid 1968), numerous bass players replaced Bruce Palmer, who was deported to Canada twice for drug possession. These included Ken Koblun, formerly of Neil Young’s group The Squires and Toronto folk-rock band, 3’s a Crowd, ex-Mastin & Brewer, Tim Buckley and Mothers of Invention member Jim Fielder and the group’s engineer Jim Messina. Former Daily Flash guitarist Doug Hastings also replaced Neil Young for three months in mid-1967.

The purpose of these day-by-day diaries, which cover the years 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970, is to cover all of the live dates by Buffalo Springfield and the various groups featuring the original members and their respective replacements. These include all of the pre-Buffalo Springfield groups listed above plus all of the post-Buffalo Springfield off-shoots like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Poco, New Buffalo Springfield, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Rhinoceros.

This is by no means a complete set of live concert dates but gives the reader an idea of the various comings and goings during this fascinating time. I have attempted to enclose a detailed list of sources at the end and acknowledgements.

I am sure there are mistakes in these diaries and therefore I would love to hear from anyone that can provide any additions, clarifications and corrections. My website is: www.nickwarburton.com

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
January 1969
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Wednesday 1
Thursday 2
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with The Grateful Dead
Jim Fielder, who filled in for original bass player Bruce Palmer in the early months of 1967, appears on the West Coast with the second incarnation of Blood, Sweat and Tears, fronted by Canadian singer David Clayton-Thomas.
Friday 3
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with The Grateful Dead
Saturday 4
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with The Grateful Dead
Sunday 5
Monday 6
Tuesday 7
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Troubadour, West Hollywood, California
Wednesday 8
Thursday 9
Friday 10
Saturday 11
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
Having revived the old band's name for The New Buffalo Springfield in September 1968, drummer Dewey Martin drops the prefix for a show in southern California.
Sunday 12
Monday 13
Tuesday 14
Wednesday 15
Thursday 16
- POCO Beverly Hills High School Auditorium, Beverly Hills, California with Three Dog Night and Ralph Plummer
Former Buffalo Springfield members Richie Furay and Jim Messina's new group plays its first show of the year. Around this time, the band is forced to change name to Poco after Walt Kelly, the creator of the Pogo cartoon strip, threatens legal action over their use of Pogo.
Friday 17
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York.
Guitarist Doug Hastings, who subbed for Neil Young in Buffalo Springfield in the summer of 1967, plays the first show of the year with his band Rhinoceros. Another show on 19 January is cancelled when original bass player Jerry Penrod leaves and Danny Weis’s brother Steve is recruited to fill the bass spot.
Saturday 18
Sunday 19
Monday 20
Tuesday 21
Wednesday 22
Thursday 23
Friday 24
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with Jethro Tull
Saturday 25
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with Jethro Tull
- RHINOCEROS Rock Pile, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sunday 26
Monday 27
Tuesday 28
- NEIL YOUNG Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday 29
- NEIL YOUNG Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Thursday 30
- NEIL YOUNG Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Friday 31
- BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS and RHINOCEROS Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore with Mother Earth, The Nazz and Spirit
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Mother Duck, Chicago, Illinois with Hot Fudge.
Dewey Martin’s band mischievously plays under the old group’s name. Shortly after this show, the first version of the band implodes and Dewey Martin and Dave Price form a new line up with Randy Fuller on bass/vocals and Bob “B J” Jones on lead guitar/vocals. The new group, which also works under the name Blue Buffalo, is listed as returning to this venue in February. The group also tours the southwest at some point, including a show in Alberquere with Iron Butterfly.
- NEIL YOUNG Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
February 1969
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Saturday 1
- NEIL YOUNG Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sunday 2
- NEIL YOUNG Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Monday 3
Tuesday 4
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Gillette
- NEIL YOUNG The Riverboat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday 5
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Gillette
- NEIL YOUNG The Riverboat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Thursday 6
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Gillette
- NEIL YOUNG The Riverboat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Friday 7
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Gillette
- RHINOCEROS Fillmore East, New York with Canned Heat and Pentangle
- NEIL YOUNG The Riverboat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Saturday 8
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Gillette
- RHINOCEROS Fillmore East, New York with Canned Heat and Pentangle
- NEIL YOUNG The Riverboat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sunday 9
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Gillette
- NEIL YOUNG The Riverboat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York
Wednesday 12
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Bitter End, New York
Former Buffalo Springfield guitarist Neil Young debuts with his backing group Crazy Horse, comprising Danny Whitten (guitar, vocals), Billy Talbot (bass) and Ralph Molina (drums).
Thursday 13
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Bitter End, New York
Friday 14
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Bitter End, New York
Saturday 15
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Bitter End, New York
Sunday 16
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Bitter End, New York
Monday 17
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Bitter End, New York
Tuesday 18
Wednesday 19
Thursday 20
Friday 21
Saturday 22
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Kinetic Playground, Chicago with Savoy Brown and Aorta
Sunday 23
Monday 24
Tuesday 25
Wednesday 26
Thursday 27
Friday 28
- POCO Governor’s Hall, State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, California with Taj Mahal, Big Foot and West

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
March 1969
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Saturday 1
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Island Garden, Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, New York with Procol Harum
Sunday 2
Monday 3
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Ford Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan with Rationals and Sunday Funnies
Tuesday 4
Wednesday 5
Thursday 6
Friday 7
Saturday 8
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Stony Brook University, New York with Mountain
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with Jethro Tull and Albert King
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Murray Roman
Stephen Stills and Dallas Taylor from Crosby, Stills and Nash sit in with the band on several nights. With Crosby, Stills and Nash's debut album recorded, Stills is checking out Young as a future collaborator. Within the next week or so, he flies to England with Dallas Taylor to try and entice Stevie Winwood and Eric Clapton to join Crosby, Stills and Nash but has no luck.
Wednesday 12
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with Jethro Tull, Albert King and Savoy Brown
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Murray Roman
Thursday 13
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Murray Roman
Friday 14
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Murray Roman
Saturday 15
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Murray Roman
Sunday 16
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Murray Roman.
On 24 March, the band records ‘Round and Round’ at Sunwest and Young bumps into Dewey Martin recording some tracks with his New Buffalo Springfield.
Monday 17
Tuesday 18
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California
Wednesday 19
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California
Thursday 20
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California
Friday 21
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California
Saturday 22
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California
Sunday 23
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California
Randy Meisner leaves after these shows at the Golden Bear and joins Rick Nelson. Jim Messina takes over the bass.
Monday 24
Neil Young & Crazy Horse records ‘Round and Round’ at Sunwest and Young bumps into Dewey Martin recording some tracks with his New Buffalo Springfield.
Tuesday 25
Wednesday 26
- STEPHEN STILLS Staines, Middlesex, England.
While in England, Stills participates in a recording at a disused linoleum factory in Staines, near London. The show also features Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Buddy Guy among others and is used for the programme 'Supershow'. In April, he flies to New York and tries to recruit Mark Naftlin for Crosby, Stills and Nash but has no luck and makes an approach towards Neil Young.
Thursday 27-29
- RHINOCEROS Boston Pop Festival, Boston Arena, Boston, Massachusetts with The Grass Roots, Canned Heat, Daddy Warbucks and Caldwell-Winfield Blues Band.
On these same dates, the group is due to play at the Boston Tea Party with Aynsley Dunbar
Friday 28
Saturday 29
- POCO Gymnasium, Ventura College, Ventura, California with Lee Michaels and Black Pearl.
Sunday 30
Monday 31
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California with Iron Butterfly, Santana and others.
New Buffalo Springfield is billed as headliners with Iron Butterfly and Santana at this three-day event.

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
April 1969
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Tuesday 1
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California with Iron Butterfly, Santana and others.
Wednesday 2
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California with Iron Butterfly, Santana and others.
Thursday 3
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS and RHINOCEROS Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York with Ten Years After.
After this show Canadian Peter Hodgson replaces Steve Weis on bass in Rhinoceros and the band begins work on its second album.
Friday 4
Saturday 5
- POCO Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah with AB Skhy
Sunday 6
Monday 7
Tuesday 8
Wednesday 9
Thursday 10
- POCO Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California with Canned Heat, Ace of Cups and Dry Paint
Friday 11
- POCO White Room, Buena Park, California with Illinois Speed Press.
Future Poco member Paul Cotton plays in the support group
Saturday 12
- POCO White Room, Buena Park, California with Illinois Speed Press. Then Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Santa Rosa, California with Hot Tuna.
Sunday 13
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Westbury Music Fair, New York
Monday 14
Tuesday 15
Wednesday 16
Thursday 17
Friday 18
- POGO Gym, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California with Buddy Miles Express and Pulse
Saturday 19
- POGO Thee Experience, Los Angeles, California with Blues Image, Rockin’ Foo (or Southwind).
Above listed gigs as Pogo not Poco.
- RHINOCEROS University of Hartford Gym, Hartford, Connecticut
Sunday 20
Monday 21
Tuesday 22
Wednesday 23
Thursday 24
Friday 25
- RHINOCEROS Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday 26
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with Appaloosa and The Allman Brothers
- RHINOCEROS Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Sunday 27
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with Appaloosa and The Allman Brothers
Monday 28
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with Appaloosa and The Allman Brothers
Tuesday 29
Wednesday 30

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
May 1969
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Thursday 1
Friday 2
Saturday 3
Sunday 4
Monday 5
Tuesday 6
Wednesday 7
Thursday 8
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Stone Balloon, New Haven, Connecticut with Jennifer’s Friends
Friday 9
- POCO Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts With Family
- RHINOCEROS Woolsey Hall, New Haven, Connecticut with The Jeff Beck Group
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Stone Balloon, New Haven, Connecticut with Jennifer’s Friends
Saturday 10
- POCO Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts With Family
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Stone Balloon, New Haven, Connecticut with Jennifer’s Friends
Sunday 11
- POCO Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts With Family
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Stone Balloon, New Haven, Connecticut with Jennifer’s Friends
Monday 12
- POCO Bitter End, New York.
The group then plays an after hours show at Steve Paul’s The Scene.
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington DC with John Hammond and Adrian Byron Burns
Tuesday 13
- POCO Bitter End, New York
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington DC with John Hammond and Adrian Byron Burns
Wednesday 14
- POCO Bitter End, New York
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington DC with John Hammond and Adrian Byron Burns
Thursday 15
- POCO Bitter End, New York
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington DC with John Hammond and Adrian Byron Burns
Friday 16
- POCO Bitter End, New York
- RHINOCEROS Electric Circus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington DC with John Hammond and Adrian Byron Burns
Saturday 17
- POCO Bitter End, New York
- RHINOCEROS Electric Circus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington DC with John Hammond and Adrian Byron Burns
Sunday 18
- RHINOCEROS Electric Circus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Warehouse, Providence, Rhode Island
Monday 19
Tuesday 20
Wednesday 21
Thursday 22
Friday 23
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Felt Forum, New York with Deep Purple, Crazy Elephant and Bill Dean & The Rhondels
Saturday 24
- POCO Northern California Folk Rock Festival, Santa Clara Country Fairgrounds, San Jose, California with Chuck Berry, Santana, Jefferson Airplane and others.
Tim B Schmit is now a member of the group but does not perform with the group.
- RHINOCEROS St Mary’s High School, Greenwich, Connecticut
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Felt Forum, New York with Deep Purple, Crazy Elephant and Bill Dean & The Rhondells
Sunday 25
Monday 26
Tuesday 27
Wednesday 28
Thursday 29
- RHINOCEROS First World’s Fair for Youth, New York Coliseum, New York with Tommy James & The Shondells
Friday 30
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio with Natchez Trace
Saturday 31
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Eureka Municipal Auditorium, Eureka, California
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio with Natchez Trace

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
June 1969
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
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Sunday 1
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio with Natchez Trace.
After this show, Young leaves Crazy Horse and travels to New York to meet up with Stephen Stills and Dallas Taylor. Bruce Palmer is brought down from Toronto and they rehearse at the Café Au Go Go.
Monday 2
Tuesday 3
Wednesday 4
Thursday 5
Friday 6
Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Having formed Crosby, Stills and Nash in December 1968 and recorded their debut album earlier in the year with former Clear Light drummer Dallas Taylor, Stephen Stills has invited his former Buffalo Springfield cohorts Neil Young and Bruce Palmer to join as a new band, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Four days later they record a version of Stills’s ‘Helplessly Hoping’ at Sunwest Studios in Los Angeles, which is not released until decades later on the CSN boxed set.
Thursday 12
Friday 13
- POCO Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California with The Who and The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- RHINOCEROS Central Park Mall, Central Park with B B King and others
Saturday 14
Sunday 15
Monday 16
Tuesday 17
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with Steve Martin and Cathy Smith
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Camp Hilltop
Having joined Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Neil Young fulfills some outstanding dates with Crazy Horse.
Wednesday 18
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with Steve Martin and Cathy Smith
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Camp Hilltop
Thursday 19
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with Steve Martin and Cathy Smith
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Camp Hilltop
Friday 20
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with Steve Martin and Cathy Smith
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Camp Hilltop
Saturday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Chehalis Civic Auditorium, Chehalis, Washington with Slugg
Having added Joey Newman on second lead guitar, Dewey Martin’s group, billed again under the old name, returns to the Northwest.
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with Steve Martin and Cathy Smith
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Camp Hilltop
Sunday 22
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Toronto Pop Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada with The Band, Chuck Berry, Steppenwolf and others
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with Steve Martin and Cathy Smith.
The group is also scheduled to play at the Newport Pop Festival, Devonshire Downs, San Fernando State College, Northridge, California with Johnny Winters, Young Rascals, Three Dog Night, The Grass Roots, Marvin Gaye, Merryweather, The Chambers Brothers and many others
- NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Camp Hilltop.
Stephen Stills joins the group on stage.
Monday 23
Tuesday 24
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin
Wednesday 25
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin
Thursday 26
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin
Friday 27
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin
- RHINOCEROS Action House, Island Park, New York
Saturday 28
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Memorial Stadium, Mount Vernon, New York with The Brooklyn Bridge
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Casey's, Lewiston, Idaho
- POCO Denver Pop Festival, Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado with Aorta, Zephyr, Tim Buckley, Johnny Winters, Credence Clearwater Revival.
Later they play Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin
- RHINOCEROS Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.
Doug Hastings leaves after this show and drives back to California where he briefly works with Pam Polland before joining Dr John’s touring band in September.
Sunday 29
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin
Monday 30
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
July 1969
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Tuesday 1
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin
Wednesday 2
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Steve Martin
Thursday 3
- POCO Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Washington
Friday 4
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, New York with Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck and others
- POCO Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Washington
Saturday 5
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS First Atlanta International Pop Festival, Atlanta, Georgia with Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Spirit and others
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Evergreen Ballroom, Olympia, Washington
Dewey Martin's band drops the 'New' prefix as part of a Northwest US tour.
- POCO Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Washington
Sunday 6
Monday 7
Tuesday 8
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, Washington with Paul Revere & The Raiders
Wednesday 9
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, Washington with Paul Revere & The Raiders
Thursday 10
Friday 11
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Breakthru, Tacoma, Washington
Saturday 12
- POCO Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas with Johnny Rivers and Southwest FOB
Sunday 13
Monday 14
Tuesday 15
Wednesday 16
Thursday 17
Friday 18
- POCO Thee Experience, Los Angeles with The Baby and C K Strong
Saturday 19
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Happening, Seattle, Washington.
Soon after this date, Martin signs a solo deal with UNI Records after being fired from his group and the remaining members change the band’s name to Blue Mountain Eagle and record an album with Atco.
- POCO Thee Experience, Los Angeles with The Baby and C K Strong
Sunday 20
Monday 21
Tuesday 22
Wednesday 23
Thursday 24
Friday 25
- POCO Family Dog on the Highway, San Francisco, California with Charlie Musselwhite and Zoot Money
Saturday 26
- POCO Family Dog on the Highway, San Francisco, California with Charlie Musselwhite and Zoot Money
Sunday 27
- POCO Family Dog on the Highway, San Francisco, California with Charlie Musselwhite and Zoot Money
Monday 28
Tuesday 29
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Wednesday 30
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Thursday 31
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
August 1969
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Friday 1
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Saturday 2
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California with Lee Michaels and Love
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Sunday 3
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Monday 4
Tuesday 5
Wednesday 6
Thursday 7
Friday 8
Saturday 9
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Convention Hall, San Diego, California
Sunday 10
Monday 11
Tuesday 12
Wednesday 13
Thursday 14
Friday 15
Saturday 16
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois with Joni Mitchell.
With Greg Reeves replacing Bruce Palmer and Dallas Taylor on drums, the group makes its public debut after earlier shows are cancelled. Following his dismissal from CSN&Y, Palmer joins forces with singer/guitarist Jim Glover (ex-Jim and Jean), drummer Bruce Gary and a large number of additional players. According to Glover, Palmer didn't want to play bass and instead only played raga type jams on D tuning on guitar. After Bruce Gary came up with the name Buckwheat, a stripped down band of five or six members did a gig at the Corral in Topanga Canyon where Linda Ronstadt came to see them. Dewey Martin is around on the scene as well after being kicked out of New Buffalo Springfield. Palmer, however, soon loses interest. By October, he leaves and signs a solo deal with Verve Forecast.
- POCO Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, California with Hook and Smokestack Lightnin’
Sunday 17
Monday 18
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS and CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, Bethel, White Lake, New York with The Butterfield Blues Band, Sha-Na-Na, Jimi Hendrix and many others
Tuesday 19
Wednesday 20
Thursday 21
Friday 22
- POCO Singer Bowl Pavilion, Flushing Meadows, New York with The Chamber Brothers and Albert King
Friday 23
- POCO Singer Bowl Pavilion, Flushing Meadows, New York with The Chamber Brothers and Albert King
Saturday 23
Sunday 24
- POCO Vancouver Pop Festival, Paradise Valley Resort, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada with The Doors, The Byrds, Led Zepplin, Santana and many others
Monday 25
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Greek Theatre, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California with Joni Mitchell, Buddy Miles, John Sebastian and others.
Doug Hastings, who left Rhinoceros in New York in late June, is back in Los Angeles and attends one of these shows.
Tuesday 26
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Greek Theatre, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California with Joni Mitchell, Buddy Miles, John Sebastian and others
Wednesday 27
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Greek Theatre, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California with Joni Mitchell, Buddy Miles, John Sebastian and others
Thursday 28
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Greek Theatre, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California with Joni Mitchell, Buddy Miles, John Sebastian and others
Friday 29
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Greek Theatre, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California with Joni Mitchell, Buddy Miles, John Sebastian and others
Saturday 30
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Greek Theatre, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California with Joni Mitchell, Buddy Miles, John Sebastian and others
Sunday 31
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Greek Theatre, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California with Joni Mitchell, Buddy Miles, John Sebastian and others

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
September 1969
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Monday 1
Tuesday 2
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company.
Tim B Schmit is now a full member.
Wednesday 3
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Thursday 4
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Friday 5
- PAM POLLAND Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Tim Buckley.
Having left Rhinoceros at the end of June and driven back to California from New York, Doug Hastings plays three-nights at the Troubadour with Pam Polland, whose backing group also features Grant Johnson (keyboards) and Charles Larkey (bass). Through Larkey, Hastings meets Carole King and participates in a demo session with her.
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Saturday 6
- PAM POLLAND Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Tim Buckley
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company.
Poco also plays Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California with Three Dog Night and Savoy Brown.
Sunday 7
- PAM POLLAND Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Tim Buckley.
After this show, Hastings joins Dr John.
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California with The Sunshine Company
Monday 8
Tuesday 9
Wednesday 10
Thursday 11
Friday 12
- POCO Woman’s Gym, Fullerton Junior College, Fullerton, California with Sweetbread and Pat Yungal
Saturday 13
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Big Sur Folk Festival, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California with Joan Baez, Incredible String Band, Sal Valentino, Dave Mason, Joni Mitchell, James Hendricks and many others
Sunday 14
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Big Sur Folk Festival, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California with Joan Baez, Incredible String Band, Sal Valentino, Dave Mason, Joni Mitchell, James Hendricks and many others
Monday 15
Tuesday 16
Wednesday 17
Thursday 18
Friday 19
- POCO Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Framework
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Fillmore East, New York
Saturday 20
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Fillmore East, New York
Sunday 21
Monday 22
Tuesday 23
- DR JOHN Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Albert Collins.
After leaving Pam Polland’s backing group after a three night stand at the Troubadour in early September, Doug Hastings rejoins former Daily Flash cohort Don MacAllister in Dr John’s autumn touring band, which also features Dave Johnson on bass and Richard Crooks on drums. The group kicks off with six-nights at the Whisky.
Wednesday 24
- DR JOHN Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Albert Collins
Thursday 25
- DR JOHN Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Albert Collins
Friday 26
- DR JOHN Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Albert Collins
- POCO Main Auditorium, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona with Red, White and Blues Band
Saturday 27
- DR JOHN Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Albert Collins
Sunday 28
- DR JOHN Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Albert Collins
Monday 29
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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
October 1969
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Wednesday 1
Thursday 2
Friday 3
- POCO Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, Texas with New Atlantis
Saturday 4
- POCO Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, Texas with Water Brothers
Sunday 5
- POCO Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and The Byrds
Monday 6
Tuesday 7
Wednesday 8
Thursday 9
Friday 10
- DR JOHN Fillmore East, New York with Vanilla Fudge.
Dr John’s band heads east to play at the Fillmore East in New York for two nights.
- POCO Thee Experience, Los Angeles, California with Stonehenge and Smoke
Saturday 11
- DR JOHN Fillmore East, New York with Vanilla Fudge
- POCO Thee Experience, Los Angeles, California with Stonehenge and Smoke
Sunday 12
- DR JOHN Unganos, New York.
Dr John is billed to play four nights.
- POCO Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California with Country Joe & The Fish, Chicago, Merryweather, Framework
Monday 13
- DR JOHN Unganos, New York
Tuesday 14
- DR JOHN Unganos, New York
Wednesday 15
- DR JOHN Unganos, New York
Thursday 16
- NEIL YOUNG Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Friday 17
- DR JOHN Fantasy East, New York.
Dr John is billed to play two nights.
Saturday 18
- DR JOHN Fantasy, New York.
Hastings contributes to sessions for Dr John’s “Remedies”, which is recorded at Columbia Studios, New York on 19, 21-23 October. Within weeks he returns to the West Coast by car and does session work with various artists, including appearing on Essra Mohawk’s album “Primordial Lovers” with ex-Rhinoceros bass player Jerry Penrod and Dallas Taylor from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He also plays with Dave Johnson and Richard Crooks at an A&M party to back up Crooks’ wife.
Sunday 19
Monday 20
Tuesday 21
Wednesday 22
Thursday 23
Friday 24
Saturday 25
- POCO Silverado Days, Silverado Ampitheatre, Bellis Park, Buena Park, California with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Sunshine Company and Steve Martin
Sunday 26
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois
Monday 27
Tuesday 28
Wednesday 29
Thursday 30
Friday 31

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BY NICK WARBURTON
November 1969
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Saturday 1
- POCO Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois with King Crimson and The Liverpool Scene
Sunday 2
Monday 3
Tuesday 4
Wednesday 5
Thursday 6
Friday 7
- POCO Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois with King Crimson and Iron Butterfly
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Campus Stadium, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Winterland, San Francisco, California with Joy of Cooking, Lamb and Cold Blood
- POCO Thelma’s, Los Angeles, California with Jamul City
Friday 14
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Winterland, San Francisco, California with Joy of Cooking, Lamb and Cold Blood
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California with Roxy
Saturday 15
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Winterland, San Francisco, California with Joy of Cooking, Lamb and Cold Blood
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California with Roxy.
Also on this date, the group plays MiraCosta College, Oceanside, California with Glass Family.
Sunday 16
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Winterland, San Francisco, California with Joy of Cooking, Lamb and Cold Blood
- POCO Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California with Roxy
Monday 17
- POCO Thorne Hall, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Tuesday 18
Wednesday 19
Thursday 20
- POCO Santa Monica College Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
Friday 21
- POCO Sexson Auditorium, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California with The Sunshine Company and Matchbox
Saturday 22
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Honolulu International Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii with John Sebastian
Sunday 23
Monday 24
Tuesday 25
Wednesday 26
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado with Santana
- POCO Men’s Gym, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, California with The Sunshine Company and The Glass Family
Thursday 27
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah with Santana
Friday 28
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas with
- POCO Sports Arena, San Diego, California with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Roxy
Saturday 29
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona with Santana
Sunday 30

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1969
BY NICK WARBURTON
December 1969
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Monday 1
Tuesday 2
Wednesday 3
Thursday 4
Friday 5
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Counties Building, Cal Expo State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, California with Taj Mahal and Bicycle
Saturday 6
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Altamont Speedway, near Livermore, California with Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Santana, The Rolling Stones and others.
Later the group plays at Pauley Pavilion, the University of California in Westwood, Los Angeles, California with Taj Mahal.
- POCO Arizona State Fair Exhibition Hall, Phoenix, Arizona with Lee Michaels and Zephyr
Sunday 7
Monday 8
Tuesday 9
Wednesday 10
Thursday 11
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Friday 12
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Public Hall, Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio with The Incredible String Band
Saturday 13
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Sunday 14
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
Monday 15
Tuesday 16
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California.
This date is significant because Poco throw a Christmas party and Richie Furay and Jim Messina’s former Buffalo Springfield colleagues Stephen Stills and Dewey Martin attend. Martin has recently recorded a solo single for UNI, "Jambalaya" c/w "Ala-Bam". In early 1970, he will form Medicine Ball, and with various line ups record an album during the spring of 1970. Since his dismissal from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in the summer, original Buffalo Springfield bass player Bruce Palmer has signed a solo deal with Verve Forecast and around this time records enough material for an album with the help from members of Kaleidoscope and Ed Roth and Ricky James Matthews, who have just formed the band Salt and Pepper with former Buffalo Springfield road manager Chris Sarns. Palmer will return to Toronto in January 1970 and join Luke & The Apostles.
Wednesday 17
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Tingley Coliseum, New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Thursday 18
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Hofheinz Pavilion, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Friday 19
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Longbranch Pennywhistle
Saturday 20
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Longbranch Pennywhistle
Sunday 21
- CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California with Canned Heat
- POCO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Longbranch Pennywhistle
Monday 22
Tuesday 23
Wednesday 24
Thursday 25
Friday 26
Saturday 27
Sunday 28
Monday 29
Tuesday 30
Wednesday 31

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BY NICK WARBURTON
Sources
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SOURCES:

Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Neil Young dates: Pete Long’s “Ghosts On The Road: Neil Young In Concert”.

Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young), Stephen Stills dates: Johnny Rogan’s “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Visual Documentary”.

Buffalo Springfield dates: John Einarson and Richie Furay’s “What’s That Sound: The Story of Buffalo Springfield”.

Dillards dates: Christopher Hjort's “So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star.”

Poco dates and band information: Jerry Fuentes Poco website: www.angelfire.com/rock3/deliverin/pocoindex.htm

Rhinoceros dates, Nick Warburton and Mike Paxman’s Rhinoceros website: www.rhinoceros-group.com/livedates.htm

Mothers of Invention dates, Charles Ulrich’s Frank Zappa website: http://members.shaw.ca/fz-pomd/giglist/index.html

Thanks to the following for the help with some of the group related dates:

3’s a Crowd: Richard Patterson and John Einarson (Ken Koblun’s gig list)

Daily Flash: Jon Keliehor and Greg Shaw

New Buffalo Springfield: Jerry Fuentes and Neil Skok.

GENERAL SOURCES:

New York dates: Village Voice (for example, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Dr John)

Los Angeles dates: L.A Free Press (for example, Dr John)

Toronto dates: After Four section in Toronto Telegram

Concert posters, including San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit: Paul D Grushkin’s “Art of Rock – Posters from Presley to Punk”

Billboard magazine also lists live dates

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